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Richard T. McDonald
Richard McDonald was appointed as the Juvenile Bureau Director on August 1, 2013 by Judge C. William Stratton.
McDonald brings a wealth of experience to the position, beginning with his experience as a Probation Officer – Community Service/Restitution Coordinator, where he was hired with Comanche County in 1999. In August 2003, He was chosen for appointment as Superintendent of the Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. His leadership has guided the facility through several major capital improvements and reaccreditations with the American Correctional Association. McDonald also has extensive experience in juvenile mental health through 10 years in the behavioral health industry, both clinical and management.
The Comanche County Juvenile Bureau of the District Court operates under the authority of the Oklahoma Juvenile Code and the direction of the Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Bureau is one of four statutory county Juvenile Bureaus in Oklahoma. The other bureaus operate in Canadian, Oklahoma, and Tulsa counties.
The Juvenile Bureau provides intake, probation, detention, and support services for the Juvenile Court. We partner with many local agencies that comprise the Juvenile Justice System. Our work involves coordinating with law enforcement, schools, social services providers and other community agencies.
The Court Services Unit is located in Room 200 of the Comanche County Courthouse and may be reached at (580) 357-4881.
The Juvenile Detention Center is located at 701 SW 17th Street, Lawton and may be reached at (580) 357-2250.